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Mississippi Pickle Fest set for Saturday

The Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum will host its award-winning Mississippi Pickle Fest event 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday, June 8. Admission is $12 for ages 3 and up.

“I want to invite the public to come out for what is on track to be the largest Mississippi Pickle Fest yet at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum,” said Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson. “Bring the family to enjoy the grounds of the Museum and all things pickled!”

In addition to the various exhibits on the grounds, visitors will enjoy live music, over one hundred food and craft vendors, two water slides, a dunking booth, an obstacle course, a dry combo bounce house, and a jousting arena. Competitions such as the Pickle Eating Contest and Pickle Jar Packing Contest will take place during this event. The Children’s Barnyard and Small Town, Miss., will also be open.


  • Parking at the museum will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Overflow parking is located at the North Jackson Youth Baseball Fields, and a shuttle will transport guests to and from the parking lot.

Fast pass tickets can be purchased by scanning the QR code onsite to skip the line to enter the event. Once tickets are purchased, these patrons may enter at the Forestry Bridge Entrance next to the Crawdad Hole. It will be marked with a green flag.

This event is sponsored by the Mississippi Agricultural & Forestry Museum Foundation, Southern State Utility, Southern Beverage, Cathead Distillery, Cadence Bank, T-Mobile, Penn’s, Xfinity, and Visit Jackson.

The Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum, located at 1150 Lakeland Drive in Jackson, is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information about the Museum, call 601- 432-4500 or 1-800-844-8687, visit www.msagmuseum.org or visit the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum on Facebook. The Ag Museum is a division of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce.

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